The Life and Death of Peter Sellers - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Reviews

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November 30, 2004
We get movie scenes within movie scenes, and Rush as Sellers breaking character to become Sellers' mom or Edwards, commenting on Sellers, and it all draws too much attention to itself.
June 1, 2004
Sustains interest most of the way, but combination of an unsympathetic central figure and patchy recreation of events involving numerous famous people makes for an ambitiously told life story that finally doesn't cut it.
October 26, 2005
flawed but buscinating tribute
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 1, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 5, 2004
The best biopic you're likely to see this year won't be coming to a theater near you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 4, 2016
It has all of the ingredients to be a cunning interrogation of the form of a biopic, [or] a listless, unenjoyably prescriptive embodiment of the same, and it is in the end neither.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 24, 2007
As a showcase for Geoffrey Rush, though, Life and Death is more than worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2009
A very good biographical picture of a human being who made people laugh, but could never find the humor in his own life.
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2004
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 13, 2012
"There was no real Peter Sellers"... As a theme, it smells of the tired cop-out, somewhere in the same clubhouse of desiccated phrases as "I love you, but I'm not in love with you" and "In a crazy world, only the mad people are sane."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 11, 2004
If you have no knowledge of Peter Sellers' acting genius, it's difficult to engage with this artfully inventive biography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 1, 2004
While In Competition entry The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a wonderfully entertaining film, the one thing that's missing is Sellers' singular ability to be hilarious.
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 21, 2004
In a brilliant portrayal by Geoffrey Rush, we are given a glimpse of the absurd, extravagant, surreal, lonely, tragic life of a comic genius.
December 8, 2004
A great impressionistic piece about an actor's fantasy becoming their reality. Director Hopkins really makes an exciting leap of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 17, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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